Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Taking care of business

This is a repeat . We just today had the maintenance man come and clean and service our A/C unit we have in the bedroom , the fan was running slow and the cool air would come and go, and the air smelt a little musty, so , I guess with all the hot weather we have had this year, plus the farmers have been burning more than usual this year , lots of dust and stuff got in the unit . I can report that it is working great and does the air ever smell fresh in the bedroom. I'll sleep well tonight .

I have said a few times before on my blog how important maintenance is , especially here in Thailand where we have lots of rain and then hot and humid, it takes it toll on things , and a/c units are no exceptions and need a lot of attention, if you want to have clean fresh , cool air when you need it , nothing worse than to turn on a/c and smell a musty odour coming out of the air vent , because of dust and mildew and who knows what. We have our A/C unit cleaned and checked twice a year.I have stayed in a few motel and hotels in Thailand and elsewhere , when the smell was worse than the heat, lol. We try to put a maintenance schedule on everything and Ciejay checks it once a month to see what we need to have fixed or maintained during the month. Sorry to say that most folks here in Thailand forget that stuff needs checked for cleaning , oiling , or general maintenance and you can see lots of things broke and laying around the side or back of the house that would have lasted for years if only a little TLC had be included in the owning of it . We have lived in our home with all of our stuff we bought 9 years ago and have only had to replace a few light fixtures that were in the house when we bought it.The stuff we bought new , takes a licking and keeps on ticking , with a little attention and maintenance. I hope you are like us and value the stuff you have spent your hard earned cash on and have learned that you can enjoy it for a long time with a little care , and you know what ?? it's never to late to start.


Jaxson Corey said...
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Frank said...

Sounds like you were in the Navy at one time in your life. I just found your blog and I'm really enjoy reading what you have to say about living in Thailand. So, would say it is best for someone retiring to Thailand to buy a new car or truck and maintain it like you have or buy used and hope they have at least changed the oil and filters when required?